January 15, 2003

I prefer not...

The Administration is of the party strong for individual responsibility, but it appears that it doesn't like to take any: regarding smallpox vaccinations, "...the Bush administration has rejected appeals to create a compensation fund for patients who suffer complications from the vaccine's well-known side effects." And does anyone else find it a little hypocritical for George Bush, Yale legatee, to object to preferences in admissions at the U of Michigan?

Remember John Le Carré? He's written an interesting essay for the London Times, very pro-Saddam removal but anti-Bush/Blair.

Here's a laudable goal with huge logistical difficulties: create a "catalog of the world" using museum collection databases. I can't wait!

Posted by Linkmeister at January 15, 2003 03:37 PM

Thanks for that musuem link. If you think that's daunting, we're part of the consortium trying to determine a collecting plan that fits ALL American museums, large and small. We all need to work together so that we're not trying to collect from all the same sources. But talk about really really really difficult because it's all hypothetical...

And then stuff like this happens, which is just sad (a friend of mine was the collections manager until the place decided that they were no longer a museum but a rental space, then she left in disgust).

Posted by: bunny at January 22, 2003 04:18 AM